Stick it to the man - breaking bandwidth throttling
Posted on 2009-02-21
Where I live, the only high-speed internet option is a DSL connection with Bell Canada. They're pretty much the dirtiest and the worst in the free world for bandwidth throttling and port-blocking. I actually get my internet through another company, but since they're really just a reseller (still using bell's physical lines), my internet is still throttled because Bell throttles it BEFORE it goes out to resellers (how dirty is that!!!)
Worse, I'm told that they're actually using deep packet inspection in order to accomplish their speed-crippling... (privacy issues anybody?!?)
Basically, I'm just looking for as much help as I can get to break this.
As we speek I'm trying to download a copy (via Torrent) of Fedora and I'm getting an amazing 24 kb/s (so much for a 5mbit connection, right???)
Anyone have any useful strategies? Is it possible to beat the evil corporation here? I've heard some people talk about putting DDWRT onto a linksys router and spoofing multiple internet connections at the same time, but I can't find anyone who's actually pulled that off...